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Have you ever bought a gun.....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rodahayes51, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Rodahayes51

    Rodahayes51 Active Member

    Have you ever bought a gun.....just because you had some brass? I inherited a bunch of reloading equipment from an old guy who passed away a year ago. That was the reason I gave my wife for getting into reloading! Anyway, his thing was the 22-250 and I wound up with 500 22-250 cases, including 100 new cases. I've been looking at them for 10 months, and finally went to my LGS and bought a stevens 22-250 plus a new set of dies(the old ones looked pretty rusty). So now I've got one more caliber to load. As an aside, getting into reloading has become my new passion. What a great hobby! And I'm saving so much money making my own(ya, right).
  2. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Well-Known Member

    I don't save money I just shoot more and yes ive been in your situation :D :D just make sure you keep the misses happy.
  3. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Well-Known Member

    Part of the reason I bought a XD40 was because I was picking up so much 40 brass with my 9mm. Won't happen with a .45 though.
  4. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    You always saves money reloading on a cost per round basis, what you do with the savings is up to you.

    I have bought a gun just because of the cartridge that it shoots was new to me.

    I cannot say that I ever bought a gun just because I had some cases on hand.
  5. kerreckt

    kerreckt Well-Known Member

    You lucky guy! Now you have to buy a 22-250 or you will anger the reloading gods.
  6. clocker

    clocker Well-Known Member

    Been there, done that. Unfortunately I had a bunch of buckets with mixed brass from a local range. It started with brass then dies and then firearm :evil:

    The only one that I refuse is the 380 :cuss:
  7. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    I bought a set of RCBS 22-250 dies 10+ years ago because they were on sale...eventually I will buy a rifle to fit them!
  8. 2@low8

    2@low8 Well-Known Member

    Yes. I mentioned to the president of our shooting club that I was thinking of getting one of those repatriated M-1 Carbines (Blue Sky something). At the following monthly meeting he gifts me with 2000 once-fired LC brass.

    I immediately (in 1988 or 89) purchased two M-1 Winchester Carbines for $169 each.

    Within a year I also bought an IAI 30 Automag (very cheap) that is incredibly accurate and reliable despite the bad rap it had been getting.
  9. RustyFN

    RustyFN Well-Known Member

    Yes I bought a 1911 because I had around 2,500 cases I picked up at the range and didn't have a gun that shot 45 auto.
  10. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    The last three gun purchase was because of the brass I had a pile of. That is why I get rid of that 40 brass as fast as I get it.
  11. david_r

    david_r Well-Known Member

    I had everything I needed for 357 mag except for the taurus revolver I gave to a GF. Now I have a S&W 65-1 sitting in gun jail. I guess that gives me some time to turn those components into rounds.

    At $28 a box for factory versus about $8 for a box of reloads, I only have to load 1200 rounds to pay for it. Oh shoot, I guess I need more components now :banghead:
  12. Miata Mike

    Miata Mike Well-Known Member

    Boy, do I wish I would have done something like that. I have always admired my Father in laws M1 carbine, but it has the stock filled and the front sight protectors files off. :(
  13. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

    I refuse to confirm or deny the accusation.
  14. 9w1911

    9w1911 Well-Known Member

    funny you should ask I have been collecting .38,.357 and .45LC, do I own these yet, um nope. But I will.
  15. Joatmon

    Joatmon Well-Known Member

    Short answer: yes. Picked up a lot of stuff for .45 Colt a while back. Couldnt wait to get something that I could fire it in. Now it is one of my favorite handgun calibers.
  16. Kachok

    Kachok Well-Known Member

    YEP, that is how I ended up with a 30-06. Already have enough to justify a 270 win and almost have enough to convince me to get a 243 and 45 ACP :D Have not run across much 22-250 around here though, just a couple here and there, I throw them in the miscellaneous bucket by the door, so I'll have enough in about 40 years. I also have not found cause to start reloading 380, in Alabama I can wear my XDm 4.5" loud and proud (open carry state) I don't need to hide any little 4oz pocket pistol.
  17. Rodahayes51

    Rodahayes51 Active Member

    I loaded up 2 batches of cartridges, using varget, and H380. I was able to shoot 1/2, 3/4 inch groups with both. I think I'm going to enjoy my " inheritance "!
  18. splattergun

    splattergun Well-Known Member

    22-250 is a necessary and natural inclusion of any rifleman's arsenal. It was simply a matter of 'when'.
  19. 2@low8

    2@low8 Well-Known Member

    It’s not as good as it sounds. These rifles were given to the South Korean government and were subsequently brought back to the USA.
    They were truly Winchesters, but the barrels were stamped “Blue Sky Productions” (IIRC). That would severely reduce the collector value unless it could be rebarreled with the correct period replacement.

    I gave one to a friend for his birthday. I refinished the stock on the one I kept because it was in such poor condition and that’s all I did to it. It’s accurate enough and completely reliable. I often take it on my walks through the woods because it is such a fun gun…..Frankie
  20. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    And what could be better than a 22-250 to match brass with. Those are super nice varmint guns. Add a nice 18x piece of glass to it, and you'll be able to shoot the wings off fly's at 500 yds. with that rig!
    As for the wife, I recently got a really nice gun for mt wife, good trade!


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